Boris Johnson got his Covid contracts wrong, MPs say

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A cross-party group of MPs lobbied for formal action against Boris Johnson for allegedly deceiving the Commons over the transparency of Covid contracts, claiming Cabinet Secretary Simon Case improperly cleared the Prime Minister of his wrongdoing.

In a letter to Case, the three MPs, who work with the Good Law Project, said it was “quite clear” that Johnson had violated the ministerial code by telling Parliament on February 22 that the details of the contracts of the multibillion-pound Covid-19 government were “on record for everyone to see.”

Three days earlier, a High Court judge ruled that the Department of Health and Welfare acted illegally by failing to publish government contracts within the necessary 30-day period, after a challenge led by the Good Law Project .

In March, Labor MP Debbie Abrahams, Layla Moran of the Liberal Democrats and Caroline Lucas of the Greens wrote for the first time to Case, Britain’s top civil servant, asking why Johnson said contracts had been published when they had done it at the time. do not.

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